A Nigerian woman in Calabar has been reported to the police for allegedly burning her 8-year-old nephew’s back and buttocks with hot iron because he eat N50 groundnut she left at home.
The incident happened on Sunday, August 16 when his aunt returned from Church to discover that the little boy eat the groundnut. She plugged in an Iron and used it to burn his back and his buttocks.
Reports States that, the mother of the boy is late and that him and two of his siblings live with the the aunt.
The Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Speaking with Vanguard on Monday, August 17, said they received a call from Girl Power Initiative (GPI), about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot objects.
According to Ibor, the woman plugged electric iron and burnt the boys back and buttocks because he ate the N50 left-over groundnut and that was not the first time such was happening.
“From what the boy has told us, which is also very visible, he has been tortured and traumatised, and the boy is in serious pains. From here we are taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.
“We have written to the Police and the state Ministry of Humanities and Social Welfare to enable us take good care of him in our own shelter home, because we cannot allow the child to go back to the aunt again.
“It is unfortunate that this kind of dastardly act and injury can be inflicted on a child. Even if he ate the groundnut, there is no justification for this kind of wickedness.”